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File #: 21-4652    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Utility Agreement Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/3/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval to execute a service outlet location statement and authorize the County Auditor to pay monthly bills for the installation of an electric meter at 402 1/2 W Gulf Bank Rd Houston, TX 77037 (intersection West Gulf Bank Road at Cobbleshire Drive) for electrical power serving a traffic signal, Precinct 1.
Attachments: 1. 21-4652 SOLS - 402.5 W. Gulf Bank Rd P1.pdf
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Department: County Engineer

Department Head/Elected Official: John R. Blount, P.E., County Engineer


Regular or Supplemental RCA:
? Regular RCA
? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Utility Agreement

Project ID (if applicable): 19101MF0XV01
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): CenterPoint Energy, LLC
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval to execute a service outlet location statement and authorize the County Auditor to pay monthly bills for the installation of an electric meter at 402 1/2 W Gulf Bank Rd Houston, TX 77037 (intersection West Gulf Bank Road at Cobbleshire Drive) for electrical power serving a traffic signal, Precinct 1.
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Background and Discussion:
West Gulf Bank Road is a Capital Improvement Projects to widen the roadway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes from I-45 to Airline Drive. During the study phase of the project, a traffic signal was warranted at the intersection of West Gulf Bank Road at Cobbleshire Drive. The service outlet location statement is needed to obtain electrical service from CenterPoint Energy to power the traffic signal.

Expected Impact:
Approval of the service outlet location statement will allow CenterPoint Energy to provide electrical service to the traffic signal, which is needed to enhance the safety and operation of the intersection of West Gulf Bank Road at Cobbleshire Drive.

Alternative Options:
All Traffic Signals require a power source, which is typically obtained through CenterPoint Energy. Alternative options are to place a generator, which is not reliable, or not install/remove the traffic signal from the intersection. Both options pose a public safety concern and will impact the operation and increase delay of the intersection.

Alignment with Goal(s):
? Justice and Safety
? Economic Opportunity
? Housing
? Public Health
? Transportation
? Flooding
? Environment
? Governance and Customer Service


Prior Court Action (if any):
7/20/21, A service ...

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